impetuous

Definition: Impulsive; tending to act rashly and not planning beforehand

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Middlemarch - By George Eliot
...As to women, he had once already been drawn headlong by impetuous folly, which he meant to be final, since marriage at some distant period would of course not be impetuous ....
The Pit - By Frank Norris, Doubleday, Page & Company, J.J. Little (Firm)
...But Corthell seemed able to reach all that was impetuous, all that was unreasoned in her nature ....
Vivian Grey - By Benjamin Disraeli
...Though impetuous, she was never indiscreet, and often displayed a caution which was little in accordance with her youth and temper ....
The Forged Coupon - By Leo Tolstoy, Charles Theodore Hagberg Wright, Herman Bernstein
...He saw her again, a little thing of eight or nine, bright, intelligent, lively, impetuous, graceful, with brilliant black eyes and flowing auburn hair ....
The Complete Works of William Makepeace Thackeray - By William Makepeace Thackeray
...He is eager, hot-headed, impetuous, and imprudent, as we all know ....
Somewhere in Red Gap - By Harry Leon Wilson, Leon Harry Wilson
...` Will she think me impetuous ? '...
Prose Works - By Walter Scott
...Then the express prohibition to quit the frontiers would be, their parents might rest assured, an absolute check on the fiery and impetuous character of the French soldier, and prevent the young men from listening to their headlong courage, and rushing forward into distant fields of combat, which no doubt there might be otherwise reason to apprehend ....
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen -
...Dire the rage of warfare and contending crickets, Quixote and great Magog; when Whittington advancing--" Good, my friends and warriors, headlong on the foe bear down impetuous . "...
Bob Covington - By Archibald Clavering Gunter
...Mon Dieui Bob--how--how impetuous you are ! " "...
Because of Conscience - By Amy E. Blanchard
...It was even rumored that General Dongan was in the plot, and the people turned to Jacob Leisler, that impetuous, if indiscreet, upholder of the liberties of the people ....
The deerslayer - By James Fenimore Cooper
...Women are said seldom to forgive those who slight their advances; but this high-spirited and impetuous girl entertained no shadow of resentment, then or ever, against the fair-dealing and ingenuous hunter ....
Pride & Prejudice - By Jane Austen
...Her pale face and impetuous manner made him start, and before he could recover himself enough to speak, she, in whose mind every idea was superseded by Lydia 's situation, hastily exclaimed, ' I beg your pardon, but I must leave you ....
Jane Eyre - By Charlotte Bront
...I dangers dared; 1 hind ` rance scorned; I omens did defy : Whatever menaced, harassed, warned, I passed impetuous by ....
Ten Thousand a Year - By Samuel Warren
...At length Lord Widdrington, amidst a sharp, impetuous cry of `` make way for the judge, there !...
Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...The high, impetuous, ceaseless breeze Blows on him cold as death ....